MONZA EXPERIENCE

The best of Monza: the 7- step itinerary, discovering of the city of Teodolinda, ​​
the beloved longobard queen who built the city in medieval times.
Stunning places of worship, romantic alleys and palaces

Bridge of Lions
The three-arched bridge, the ends of which are watched over by four peaceful Carrara marble lions, is a traditional place for lovers. The Bridge of Lions is in fact the ideal place to observe the last reflections of the sun that plunge into the waters of the Lambro. Here there is also the Promenade of the Markets, a charming and romantic pedestrian crossing along the river. Built in 1842 under the Austrian Empire, the Bridge glorifies the strength and hegemony of the Austrian Empire.

Monza Palace
This splendid example of neoclassical architecture,specially the Habsburg and Savoy rooms, was executed by Piermarini based on the model of the European palaces of Versailles and Schonbrunn. Visit the Monza Palace to discover the Royal Villa with its Roseto (especially beautiful during the flowering season), the Royal Gardens and the vast Monza Park. If you are fascinated by real residences and want to identify as a nobleman of the age, choose our “Monza Experiece Package”: includes the entrance ticket.

Monza Autodromo National
It is one of the oldest in the world: already in 1922 the second Italian Grand Prix was taking place, and since then Monza’s Autodromo hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Italy. The circuit is not just for racing,. It can also be used for concerts, international events and – for almost a year – the Augmented Reality Tour, the world’s first circuit to use increased augmented virtual reality! For information about events and the busy schedule, visit www.monzanet.it. Entrance from Vedano Lambro.

The Chapel of Theodolinda and the Iron Crown of Lombardy
The Duomo of Monza, with its two-colored marble façade and central rosette, houses an invaluable treasure: the Chapel of Teodolinda Chapel, the beloved longobard queen who built the city of Monza in medieval times. There is She dedication to her to in the precious series of frescoes by the Zavattari, which, after undergoing restoration in 2015, is surprising for the exuberance of golden colors and decorations. Inside, the Chapel the Iron Crown of Lombardy, used in the coronation of kings and emperors like Charlemagne and Napoleon. According to an ancient tradition, this crown contains a ring obtained from one of the nails of the Cross of Christ.

Church of Santa Margherita and the Monaca di Monza story
The church today dedicated to St. Maurizio stands on the remains of the ancient convent of Santa Margherita, the monastery of Monaca di Monza, fiction by Manzoni in the Promessi Sposi. Induced by her father to take the vows at the age of 16, Marianna De Leyva entered the monastery of Santa Margherita assuming the name of Sister Virginia. Between these walls the relationship with Count Gian Paolo Osio was begun, and concluded in 1608 with the death sentence of the latter and imprisonment of Sister Virginia.

Arengario
Always a reference point for the monzesi, the Arengario is the ancient Palazzo Comunale di Monza. Built in the communal era, around the middle of the 13th century, it was a symbol of political and civil power (from Arengarius, a place for assemblies). Characteristic is the outside balcony , called “the talk”, used to “speak” to the people. The Arengario stands in an almost adjoining position with respect to the Duomo, expressing the opposing powers: religious on the one hand and civil / political on the other, which characterized the communal era.

Espresso Chapel
Just behind the B & B Thea Monza in Via Sacconi, stands the Espiatoria Chapel dedicated to the memory of Umberto I, assassinated by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci on July 29, 1900. The monument, built on the exact location of the attack, was undertaken by his son Vittorio Emanuele III , who commissioned the project to architect Giuseppe Sacconi, known especially for designing the Vittoriano in Rome. The monument is in the form of a tall structure of 35 meters. At the foot of the structure is a bronze group representing the Pietà.